Welcome to the Intag Valley
At Pacheco we provide a warm and friendly atmosphere so guests can truly kick back and appreciate the beauty of Ecuador's Cloud Forest in Intag. Our chic and simple rooms have everything you need, stay in one of our charming cabins for a special experience. We provide colourful, healthy meals and we can cater for vegetarians or vegans. Since many chefs have influenced our kitchen over the years our menu evolves all the time.
With lush hills, mountains, lakes and waterfalls all within walking distance for you to explore, there is more than enough to keep you occupied in our natural haven. Other activities like bird watching, canopying, fishing or visiting the local hot baths are available.
.Although Pacheco sits in a beautiful and remote part of the valley, the charming town of Apuela is just 3 miles away. Otavalo can be easily reached by buses, and 3 stop directly outside Pacheco every day.
Our location in the middle of the Imbabura Unesco Geopark means we have some of the most diverse animal and plant life on the planet, including orchids found nowhere else in earth! We want to look after our amazingly diverse eco-system, so we strive to make Pacheco as ecological as possible.
Our stone farmhouse has been renovated with locally sourced wood and bamboo and all our furniture is upcycled. We source all our organic produce locally and make our breads, jams and dairy products from scratch.
Have a Bite
The heart of Pacheco is our kitchen and communal dining table, where each and every day gourmet meals are hand-made with nutritious ingredients, delightful flavours and, served in an inspired and joyful atmosphere.
Pacheco is nestled in the Intag Valley, one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. In addition to the majestic Intag River, we are also surrounded by volcanoes, waterfalls and hiking trails. Wander just a little further and rejuvenate in hot springs, hike through lush landscapes with delightful wildlife and visit a nearby coffee farm where you can learn about the process from growing to tasting.
The Cloud Forest—one of the most beautiful and best-kept secrets in Ecuador—is right outside our doorstep, offering incomparable plant and wildlife including orchids which can’t be seen anywhere else on Earth. Among the animals that live in the area are the brown-faced spider monkey; the Andean, or spectacled, bear; the black-and-chestnut eagle; the puma; the white-faced, or Panamanian, capuchin monkey; the Choco toucan, and Andean catfish.
Wild adventure - For bird enthusiasts, you will be able to spot a Plate-billed Mountain Toucan, Grass-green Tanager, Toucan Barbet and many more brilliant birds who are native to the Intag Valley.
For adventurers, the Intag Valley offers fishing and zip lining, which is out of this world, giving you a view of beauty not seen by most humans and incomparable to pictures.
And if culture is your thing, our Bed and Breakfast is just one hour’s drive from culturally rich Otavalo—one of the most visited spots in Ecuador—with its famous Ponchos Market, where you can buy colorful indigenous handmade goods, and Peguche Waterfall